Police launched a search after receiving reports of a body in Lake Rotorua this morning.

Turns out it was a life-sized silicone doll.

A Rotorua Daily Post reporter said six police cars, including dog patrols, were at the end of Owhata Rd at Hinemoa Point on the eastern shore of Lake Rotorua.

A police officer returns to shore with the doll. Photo / Stephen Parker
A police officer returns to shore with the doll. Photo / Stephen Parker

She said police searched along the lakeside both on foot and in the water until an officer in a kayak returned with what appeared to be a silicone doll, about the size of a child, with one arm and both breasts missing.

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The doll also had fake nails.

Police searching at Hinemoa Point this morning. Photo / Stephen Parker
Police searching at Hinemoa Point this morning. Photo / Stephen Parker

Officers continued their search but have since bagged the "body".

A police officer returns to shore with the doll. Photo / Stephen Parker
A police officer returns to shore with the doll. Photo / Stephen Parker

Police spokeswoman confirmed they were called about 10.30am to a beach near Owhata Rd, following a report that a suspicious object had been sighted on the shore.

Police attended and an item, believed to be a medical mannequin, was located in the water she said.